Best Grime Artists

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The Top Ten

1
Wiley
"The Godfather of grime", enough said!
Grime wouldn't have existed, if it wasn't for Wiley. He invented a whole new music genre.
I believe Wiley should be seen as. The numb one because in all of his tracks there's a positive point which are helpfull and educational for young people now a days.
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Met Wiley at a studio in Birmingham some years ago when we Pay your De£ts interviewed him. he has been prolific and consistant and should be rewarded much more than the contrived British record industry has done so far. You seem to have forgotten Giggs how can you complete a chart without him?
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2Skepta
Compared to the danish grime scene (where I'm from) this rocks the others we can follow in denmark but this is another level... Personally love king of grime that's just crazy...
Skepta is number one at the moment cause he's mashing up the UK Scene, but there are many others who have great potential to be number 1 like dappy, wretch 32 and even though I. Don't really like chipmunk he should be at least 1-2 on this list! Skepta is the boss
He is the best and no one can ever replace the boy, standard he is the king and he caould wipe the floor with anyone around
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Amazing. Too good to only be second.
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3Devlin
Must be higher, c'mon, if ghetts is 7, then devlin should be around him, devlin is one of the best artists in the uk, anyway, this is what I think: the list is fair. of course skepta is 1st, he is the king of grime, and I'm glad kano is 2nd, he's my favorite grime artist and he is way too smart for grime, and wiley should be 3rd because he made grime, but kano and skepta are better, I'm not too keen on jme but I'm still happy that dizzee made it too, he made grime popular, bashy is ok, ghetts is sick, and tinchy should be lower because he is doing pop music now. but vote devlin higher!

gezim

Only in his early 20's and he already one of best around, give it few more years there will be no competition
His flows are sick, his lyrics are true and deep and he doesn't come out with gassed up stories to big himself up like some others out there do. but he is incredibly talented and was a born natural, you can tell because he first started writing before he was in his teens and at 13 he had a regular spot on Flava FM which is an insane ft for an established grime artist let alone a young teen. DEVLIN FOR THE TOP SPOT ALL DAY EVERY DAY
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4Jme
He doesn't just talk about guns and killing 24/7 and has an original style.
You cannot compare anyone to JME. He's different from these other grime artists in so many ways, I stopped listening to grime a long time ago (if you could even call the stuff out now grime) but the only person I still follow is JME. Serious.
This guyy is a don really good music. And his brother is number 1 bet you diddent know that and he is really kool by the way people he should be number one because of his smooth lyrics and good beats
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JME should be number 2 because I think he's better than his brother & Devlin
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5Ghetts
The greatest... Every other grime mc wants to sound like ghetts! Wiley maybe the godfather of grime, but ghetts is the grim reaper of grime! Put him up against anyone the Outcome yet another Mc getting sales just because Ghetts has dissed him and said his name on a track.. It's the only reason they side swipe Ghetts hoping he'll get annoyed with them and do the same... P Money you owe allot of cash to ghetts and you know it...!
Ghetts has the most viciously grimey voice in the uk, he goes hard in every single track, his lyrics are insane and he spits them in a way no one else could.. He is a grime don.. The only thing better than Ghetts is when Ghetts and Mercston get together on a track!
Ghetts should definitely be number 1 he spits bars to any beat and keeps the flow perfect. Another thing is that he has his own style unlike many grime mc's do the same style. Finally ghetts don't need to run round trying to merk anyone because he does murk everyone.
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6Dizzee Rascal
how he flows over those fantastic beats of his is just mind blowing, I'm a big a fan of his and I'm sure I'm not the only one. you do agree, right?
Boy in the Corner... Best grime album out there. The beats are hard and the Dizzee's flow is so unique compared with the other artists in the genre
Dizzee the man he made grime popular! He d best at it!
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7Kano
Kano devlin and wiley should be the first 3 on the list. In what order I don't know, but they all have a sick flow, badass beats, and I'm not sure I've ever been more into music than listening to my favorite album tracks by these 3. 140 Grime street was amazing, tales from the crypt was awesome, and its a toss up between grimewave and tredding on thin ice but anyway about it these 3 should be recognized
One song> P's and Q's..... His whole album Home sweet home
Kano and Devlin are way outta everyones league followed closly by skepta, bashy and p money
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8Lowkey
Whereas I've heard of few others on this list, I have seen hundreds of references to Lowkey on the internet; his music's immediate impact, political and musical influence is vast. In the U.S., he's influential-- addressed by those who are unfamiliar with the genre. He's so popular as to have earned Glenn Beck's --a very popular American social critic-- ridicule.

Lowkey crosses cultural boundaries.
Lowkey breaks cultural boundaries.

A poet--
The peoples' priest--
He's amazing, he doesn't just only talk about weed, money, ***, he actually talks about life! Maybe he does smoke weed, I never know, but his words just touch the heart, he's the most amazing grime artist you'll ever hear.
His lyrics actually talk about the reality and whats actually happening in this world! Things you wont find anywhere else, and on top of that HIS sick!
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Lowkey, akala, logic and mc righteous are my favourite artists right now, but lowkey probs favourite we going global.. and also like stuff by old school suspect crew (usg) k koke
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9P-Money
This guy changed the grime scene. If he can clash with one of the gods of grime he deserves to be one.
Just the best, versatile, original, smart lyrics, can rap, clash with anyone, confident, real talk. He keeps grime moving and all other artist on their toes. Always fresh
Way smarter than ghetts with sick flow forget the dis tracks this is a classic mc in the making I've heard some soon to be released tracks and they are grime heaven pure gold!
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10D Double E
Excellent flow, brings a whole new level to grime. 9/10
Without a doubt the true Father. No one has the style, talent, swagga and personality of Double.
D double e is the best!
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The Contenders

11Giggs
Giggs is sick and will destroy most of the top ten SN1!
He should be up der wiv devlin and skepta
SN!
First Grime artist I ever heard, and since then he's always been the best, pure legend man!
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12Tinchy Stryder
he short but hes standing tall over all grime artists
you are de bezt no matter wot they say
Amazing seen him live last year I can't believe he is 13 he is better than giggs, Tinie, Dizzie I think he should be 2nd or 3rd he is sick

13Tempa T
Tempa t sould be in the top 10 easy
Tempz - High up fam, HYPES AND PARS

14BBK
Boy Better Know should be higher because jme skepta and wiley are a;; up at the top

15Lethal Bizzle
He's too dench how is he 48 he's definitely in the top 10 he's made the 2nd biggest grime record of all time and his one of the most marketbale artists

16K Koke
Sick definitely should be near top not saying he's best out there but his mixtape pure koke and album pure koke vol.2 are full of the hardest tracks
K koke is a legend speaks from the heart no bollocks just pure but he needs to make more music don't give up man keep going
K koke all the way

17Sway

18Mic Righteous
Mic righteous should of blown years ago his 'fire in the booth' was ard.. I reckon 2013 is definitely his year!
Easily the best in my opinion
Mic righteous will be up there in a couple of months!

19Bashy
Cheeky lyrics which make sense and can destroy a whole crew. SNM
S'all About Bashy. He Is The Best Grime Gets.
Bashy been around for long, top man as well.

20Maxsta

21Exo

22Tinie Tempah
Rap doesn't get better than this

23Black the Ripper

24Professor Green
One of the best grime artists, his beats are sick!
SICKEST FREESTYLER HE SHOULD BE UP THERE WITH LOWKEY

25Akala
Of the same ilk as people like Wiley, JME & Skepta. Amazing in a lyrical sense and understands the genre completely. If you want to hear about guns and drugs don't listen to Akala. If you want to hear real music then do. Its that simple
Listen to Shakesphere pumpin tune. Listen to its not a rumor album and you will see he deserves top 10.
All round legend "welcome to England" best grime tune.
Back in the days of "channel u" an incredible artist with amassing flow and bars to match.

26Benny Banks
Benny banks talks from the heart I can feel the pain through his lyrics

27Roll Deep
If they aren't the best grime group in the uk, they're one of the best

gezim


28Sox
Up and coming talent
Sox is the best artist in the uk at the moment by far

29N-Dubz
Theey should be number 1 they have produced such meaty grime songs!
Fazer and dappy have the sickest flows and tulisa is hot

30Frimpong

31Frisco
Frisco has the best flow in grime and his songs make you too hyper. He also made too many man because wivout him in that sing then its standard.

32Plan B
Just sick has some pure lyrics proper lad who was raised in the hood I get where he is coming from on his tracks and loving his new album ill manors its beast man

33DJ Ironik
He's such a great artist with brilliant songs. Such a down to earth guy who really appreciates his fans. So much love for him x x x

34Chipmunk

35Lady Soveriegn

36Joe Black
Joe black came to Swindon with his CDs man shot them off like the food he raps about
Gdfarther of grime no doubt

37Dappy
Dappy needs to be up in the top 5- have you heard his freestyles man
Tarzan freestyle 2 so hard it went into the charts

38J Maverick
An instant classic with great graphics, awesome music, a big world, memorable characters, good dialogue, a good story, an awesome combat system with timed hits and enormous replay value make this the best Mario title ever, which is why I had it as #1 when I made this list!

loganruckmanman

Literally the best there is! Take him away there's nothing left in grim
I heard one of his songs with cee called mortals its better than dappy
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39Devilman
Underrated top ten for sure
Devilmans one of the reason brum got none for grime clashed skepta and had a fair clash top lyrical farda sn

40Chase & Status

41Example
He is more pop's than anothers artist? But his music is cool

42Sneakbo
Sneakbo is just so sick met him he is just so down to earth!
He is a sick rapper
Sneakbo my brudda nead a vote, because the man is the best! R.I. P JOOZEY!

43Johnny Gunz
Gunz lala by sg

44Krept and Konan
No way they are 71. Top 10 at least!
They are on point!

45Roachee
Roachee's flow is sick. No-one is as brutal on the mic as roach!

46Blizzard
Should have been here in the first place he may be young but he would definitely clear the top tens out straight away not at ghetts's level yet but in time definitely a top contender.

47English Frank

48Marvell

49Flow Dan

50President T
President t has most unique flow in the grime since also
Part of bloodline records with artist like big H.
He never seems to let the audience down.
President T should be in the top 10 at least, he's just not as well known as some of the others, but he's an originator and can get the crowd hyped.
Big in the game from day

51Marger
He's class so how he's 63 I'll never know, smash um
The greeze Marger lays down on the 'Shadows' track sums up grime. Its that coldness in his flow makes him top 10 for me.

52Jaja Soze
No grime artist at the top ten is like jaja soze except lowkey speaks the truth and is betta dan most of dem rappers and he don't rap about booze n weed raps from the heart
Came from Brum town & brought up in London.
true lyrics,

53Foreign Beggars
Best rappers asylum speakers is a masterpiece, actual music for actual people
Wizard on the mic and lyrically skillful

54Crazy Titch
One of the best flows in the game. From the old school days when grime was at its best. He merked Wiley and dizzee so has beaten two of the best. Would have been the best MC if he didn't go jail.

55Slick Rick
Definitely THE BEST English rapper and the first English rapper most Americans try to say that he's American because he emigrated to the US when he was 10 but he is really English and raps with an English accent

56Poisonous Poets

57Griminal

58Slix

59Labrinth

60Political Peak

61Face

62Rival

63Ice Kid

64DVS
DVS Alongside J spades are the hardest in the uk underground
DVS is one of the best grime artist of our generation he always raps the truth and never life everyone can relate to his barz.

65Ms. Dynamite

66Ard Adz
Enough for my brudaah ard adz needs to make a song with k koke

67Cee
He's a right don he's beats are monstrous so raptastic and j maverick ain't bad as well
Now I'm good but cee my older brother is on a next leval he could battle skepta and the rest of bbk he's a god boy total boss

68Yungen

69Trim
Been doing it since day
Trimbale trimothy

70Big H

71Dirty Dike
Magical Rhymes, lyrically illest

72Pjay

73Fuda Guy

74Grimsta

75Ratlin

76Scrufizzer
Best grime kid ever! Finnishes all the others!

77Ears

78Sickman

79Lioness

80Mz. Bratt

81Stylo-G

82Cher Lloyd

83J Spades

84Pro

85Merky Ace

86Pak-man

87TK

88Dru Blu aka Don Strapzy
Ganna blow in 2013 englands answer 2 eminem. People ratin benny banks he's got nufin on don fam...

89Young Smokes
He's an amazing young srtist, he works hard with all his lyrics and videos his lyrics relate to reality and they toch the heart.

90Jam Baxter

91Tiny Boost
Pure gun talk! Rate him a lot as he speaks the truth and explains gritty roads! Listen to his freestyles he kills it

92Row D

93Footsie
One of the top Grime Producers there is and the only true MC who can spit with Double and not look like a mug. Footsie is a Percy

94JCB
Maddest lyricist in the game, nobody can match man. His intelligent bars arise above internationally renowned MCs! He truly is the best, on par with Jme, Skepta and Wiley. No man can test.

95Jaykae

96Bigz Highrise
Bigz West Midlands finest

97Mikill Pane
He's good I'm the one who wrote the very large Ed Sheeran Comment so if you read that vote any of the artists I said just remember if you don't vote ed sheeran still give I'm a thumbs up

98Durrty Goodz
Uhm he parred Wiley off twice he obviously deserves recognition.

99Kozzie

100Shorty
Part of the BBK dream team

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